Sleep apnoea ‘ups risk’ of cardiac events after surgery

Supplemental oxygen did not modify the association
Reuters Health
Cardiac events

People who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems after major noncardiac surgery, a study suggests.

Compared with patients without apnoea, those with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience events such as myocardial infarction and stroke within 30 days of the operation, researchers report.